Senate leaders continue call for Greitens resignation after charge dropped

Senate leaders renewed their call for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign. (File)

Missouri Senate leaders continued to call for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign, despite a felony invasion of privacy charge against him being dropped.

In a letter signed by Senate Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, Missouri Senators leadership stated the work by the House investigative committee still needs time to finish their investigation.

They ended the statement reiterating their stance Greitens should resign.

The statement can be read below:

“The dismissal of the felony invasion of privacy charge does not change the facts that have been revealed to the Missouri House of Representative’s Special Investigative Committee on Oversight.

"The House’s investigation and the Circuit Attorney’s case are two separate paths. The members of the House committee have discovered a disturbing pattern of allegations, most of which are completely separate from the case dismissed today. They need time to finish their investigation.

"We now hope the governor and his staff are more forthcoming with the facts, and they decide to appear before the special investigative committee. The governor has lost the moral authority and the ability to lead the state going forward, and we reaffirm our call that he resign immediately.”

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